Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 6/23/12
Promoter Gary Shaw is concerned about the damage done in the sport of boxing after the news Friday that Antonio Tarver tested positive for a banned substance in a pre-fight drug test conducted by the California State Athletic Commission before his fight with Lateef Kayode. "It's very worrisome where our sport is heading these days with the recent array of fighters testing positive for banned substances," Shaw said. "With all these fights being canceled its killing the sport and I hope the networks are not going to lose interest.  As promoters, we do our best to make sure everyone is abiding by the rules.  I'm happy that the commissions are stepping up their stance on catching fighters cheating because the safety of the fighter should always come first. "It's unfortunate that in Lateef Kayode's first major opportunity, he had to fight on what appears to be an unlevel playing field.  I have a lot of respect for Antonio Tarver and would be very disappointed to find
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